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The Real Reason You Suck on Photo Sharing Sites: The Bots are Beating You

Photographers join photo-sharing sites for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s as simple as a need for recognition and the occasional …

Advanced Tutorial: How to Color Grade Photos Using Luminosity Masks

When you look at the work of a professional, award-winning beauty photographer like Zoë Noble, it just has that <i>something</i> extra. If you’re wondering …

Tutorials

30 Photoshop Tools That Every Photographer Should Know

Becoming a successful photographer takes more than capturing a great shot. You also need to be able to edit your photography to fit the requested …

Tutorials

21 Quotes on Living Authentically From Bill Murray

Few have influenced culture as much as Bill Murray. Perhaps the real secret is in being true to yourself.<p>I grew up on a steady diet of comedy, mostly from Mel Brooks, Monty Python and Bill Murray. Murray, more than anyone, influenced my love of humor and inspired my own artistic endeavors. No one …

Bill Murray

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Appears to Leave a 'Chemical Signature' in The Blood

And it's similar to that of hibernating species.<p>Researchers have uncovered a chemical signature for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and found that …

Biomarkers

The Big Wave Riders of Hawaii

Bernard Testemale’s interest in the wet plate collodion process—a method of photography that dates back to 1851—came as a result of his disinterest …

Cinema Palettes breaks downs the colors from popular movies

Color plays an enormous part in how a movie makes us feel (or a photo for that matter). In fact, when you look back at a movie, one of the most …

Ten Unmistakable Signs You're Brainwashed

It is very easy to get brainwashed in the business world. When you go to the same place every day and hear the same messages over and over, they sink in.<p>You don’t even realize that you’ve internalized beliefs that may be completely untrue — like the belief that your boss’s opinion of your work …

Employment

Lightroom’s Hidden HDR Advantage

In my online class released yesterday on how to use the now free Nik Collection of plug-ins, when I got to covering Nik’s HDR Efex Pro plug-in, I …

Tutorials

Apple-featured photographer explains how he edits on his iPhone

Apple's annual World Gallery showcases some of the world's best iPhone photos, picked from online entries submitted by photographers across the globe.<p>…

Mobile Photography

Tiles Are a Product Photographer’s Best Friend

As a product photographer, I’ve always had a problem with finding what to use as a background. Even more so when I need to go to my client to shoot …

Photography

12 of the best multi-country trips

Picking one single country to visit can be a challenge – so why not cross a few borders while you’re away? These trips pack in a glut of different …

European Travel

How Much Should Photographers Charge In 2016?

I write an annual article to help photographers with one of the toughest parts of their job: pricing their work. In the 2016 version, I’m going to …

Google AdWords

If I Were Starting My Photography Career Over Today, Here’s What I Would Tell Myself

Dear Friend,<p>Oh how life has changed in such a short number of years. When I started out in photography I was still shooting film and sending …

Social Media

A Trip by Air and Kayak Through Tham Khoun Xe, One of the Largest Active River Caves on Earth | Colossal

<p>Beijing-based photographer Ryan Deboodt (previously) recently returned from a trip to Laos where he spent two days exploring Tham Khoun Xe, one of …

8 Things You Learn From Moving Abroad

Moving abroad is definitely the best and hardest thing I've ever done.<p>The best because it's made me confident, strong and open-minded, and it's been so much fun. The hardest because I'm living my dream life, only my team back home can't be a part of the adventure for more than a few weeks a …

Nails

Travel dreams: how to make a new life abroad

Want to know what it’s like to give everything up and escape to more exotic climes? These inspiring travellers have made it work in all sorts of ways<p><b>From NHS to global adventure</b><p><b>Emma Robson, 35, from London is an adventure tour leader</b> <br>I was a cardiac physiologist working at St Thomas’s hospital in …

Inspiration

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p><b>The great diet food con</b><p>Have you ever wondered why people on diets seem to be on and off them forever? Or why it’s really only people …

Nutrition

Shooting 7 Headshots on 1 Wall with 1 Model

The first time I sketched a photo was in 2011. It had never crossed my mind before that. Up until then I had never really needed it. I was five years …

Time I

A man who spent $650,000 to have lunch with Warren Buffett says it changed his life in 2 big ways

The highest bidder gets to bring up to seven people to dine with the steak-loving business magnate at Smith & Wollensky steakhouse in Manhattan.<p>In 2007, Mohnish Pabrai, managing partner of Pabrai Investments, and Guy Spier, author of "The Education of a Value Investor" and manager of Aquamarine …

Self-improvement

Photos Taken 100 Years Ago Capture Rare Look at Paris in Color

Over 100 years ago, a French banker named Albert Kahn undertook a massive photography project that became known as <i>The Archives of the Planet</i>. Sending photographers to every continent, Kahn aimed to collect colour snapshots from all corners of the Earth using a brand new technology known as the …

France

How to Make A Perfect White Background Within Minutes Using Photoshop

If you’re a commercial or fashion photographer, eventually you’ll run into a client who will ask to have their product, model, etc. to be placed on a …

Turning Down The Heat When Cooking Meat May Reduce Cancer Risk

Remember the headlines a few weeks back, when the World Health Organization categorized red and processed meats as cancer-causing?<p>Turns out, the techniques you use to prepare your meat seem to play into this risk.<p>A new study published in the journal <i>Cancer</i> finds that high-temperature cooking methods …

Cancer

'It's all about the fresh, local produce': the five best healthy places to eat in Bali

In luxury resorts, local cafes and hotel restaurants, the Indonesian island is leading the charge in a global trend towards healthier eating<p>Instead of Aussies out to booze it up in Kuta it’s more likely your flight to Bali these days will be filled with groups headed off to yoga retreats, surfing …

Asia Travel

What’s in NatGeo Photographer Jim Richardson’s iPhone?

“In the camera bag” columns have been a staple of photo industry journalism for years, and we certainly haven’t been immune to showing off the goods …

iPhone 5

Idyllic Photos of a Shepherd’s Everyday Life

When I first contacted Marco Sgarbi, he let me know that he is not a photographer, but a shepherd. An Italian trained as an architect, Sgarbi left …

The most cut-off man on Earth – in pictures

Slava Korotki is a meteorologist who lives in Khodovarikha, northern Russia, on an Arctic outpost that’s an hour away by helicopter from the nearest town. Photographer Evgenia Arbugaeva grew up in the Arctic, and happened upon Slava living in the past. She spent three weeks shooting him as he …

Cutoff

Seven of the Greatest Films of All Time

Some might say Citizen Kane is the greatest film of all time, others Gone with the Wind, we however might suggest something completely different. …

Photography
Travel